Advanced Placement (AP)

What is Advanced Placement (AP)?

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations.

What are the benefits of AP?

  • You Can Get a Challenging, Rigorous Academic Experience
  • Prep for College: Learn Time Management and Self-Study Skills
  • Strengthen Transcripts: “B” in an AP is better than an “A” in a regular class
  • You Can Earn College Credit: Get a Head Start on College Requirements
  • Strengthen College Applications and Scholarship


What do students say about AP?

“AP classes have not only provided a chance at college credit, but also have taught me important studying, time management, and test taking skills that are useful in all classes and will aid in success at the collegiate level.” Clayton Donajkowski - Class of 2019

What AP classes are offered at Alpena High?

  • Statistics - Mrs Julie Warner
  • Psychology - Mrs. Melissa Doubek
  • European History - Mr. Tom Stoppa
  • Language - Mr. Phil Cook
  • Government - Mr Tony Linton & Mr. Bill Bright
  • Literature - Mr. Dave Myers
  • US History - TBD

For more information, see our High School Course Catalog. Our counselors can provide more information, too.

Online AP Courses Available

Michigan Virtual offers an extensive catalog of online AP courses. Explore options at the Michigan Virtual website's AP page.

Mr. Craig Barrett can help students interested in exploring online options.

Visit the AP Students College Board Exam Calendar to see current exam dates.

View an informational slideshow about AP at Alpena High. You can also see this AP brochure prepared by AHS AP staff.

Helpful College Board Links

Benefits of AP (Youtube)